by Gabrielle Antonette
Whenever I spend time in Long Beach, I try to put a finger on its je ne sais quoi, you know? I come up with theories. It's our Oakland, it's our Jersey, etc. I like that everything is a little bit older, and that the people who work at places are genuinely sweet to me. I've already shared with you some of my favorite places to shop, in addition to one of my favorite places to nosh, Number Nine. This time, I urge you to wander aimlessly. There are special things happening all around in terms of culture, architecture, and ocean.